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Honey 2020

Honey!  We did some extracting last week.  As always, it’s delicious. We have jars for sale.  $10/jar.  Pickup at the farm or in SW Calgary. Thanks to Grandma (the beekeeper!) and helpers grandpa, nieces Rian and...
Bee Hive Splits for sale

Bee Hive Splits for sale

Some of our hives coming out of winter were so full we did some extra splits!$350 for a split and it includes all brand new equipment:1 x deep box9 x frames1 x bottom board1 x top board1 x top cover1 x new queenThe hives were treated with apivar in the spring for...
Winter bee care

Winter bee care

Checking on the bees!  They all seem happy.  We changed out the bags of wood chips to reduce the amount of humidity in the top...
Honey harvest

Honey harvest

We have started harvesting our honey! The frames are very beautiful.  We use the scraper to break open the wax.  We have a 4 frame extractor that spins and the honey drains out the bottom.We do an initial filter out of the extractor and then filter again through a...
Bees doing well!

Bees doing well!

The hives are doing well!  The honey flow is happening. This is grandma loading up the gator to put more honey supers (and a couple of brood boxes) on the...
Feeding the bees

Feeding the bees

We purchased some “fondant” to feed the bees this month.  It’s something you can feed in the winter.  We were concerned, with so much snow still on the ground, that the bees may not have enough food to get through to spring. What was originally...

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